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Craig Mony,fort

A Scheduled Monument in Aird and Loch Ness, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.3311 / 57°19'51"N

Longitude: -4.4936 / 4°29'37"W

OS Eastings: 249979

OS Northings: 829479

OS Grid: NH499294

Mapcode National: GBR H98B.Y42

Mapcode Global: WH3FS.YZBS

Entry Name: Craig Mony,fort

Scheduled Date: 16 November 1993

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM5808

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Prehistoric domestic and defensive: fort (includes hill and promontory fort)

Location: Urquhart and Glenmoriston

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Aird and Loch Ness

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

Description

The monument consists of a prehistoric fort on the tip of a high ridge. The fort is located on the end of the ridge which separates Glen Urquhart from Glen Coiltie. The ridge ends in a triangular promontory, the SE, E and N flanks of which are sheer cliffs. On the W side the fort was defined by a stone wall about 30m long; this wall survives to an exterior height of 1.4m, is spread to about 5m wide and is partly covered in turf and moss.

The wall probably turned E at both ends along the edge of the promontory and slight traces of these sections survive.

The position of the entrance is not obvious, but could have been at the NW corner. The fort has been damaged at some

date by the construction of a path and revetted wall along the N flank of the ridge. The interior of the fort is featureless, but the excavation of comparable sites in Scotland indicates that traces of domestic occupation are likely to survive.

The area to be scheduled measures 110m WSW-ENE by 80m SSE-NNW, to include the fort and an area outside it in which traces of activities associated with the construction and use of the fort may survive, as shown in red on the accompanying map.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance because of its potential to provide information for prehistoric defensive architecture and domestic life.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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RCAHMS records the monument as NH 42 NE 2.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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